Are you new to running? Or new to Nailsea? Or interesting in joining a running club for the first time? We would love to hear from and run with you.

We are a friendly and sociable club based at Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club. We are very proud of our members who range from adults who have started running for the first time to ultra-marathon competitors. Since our foundation in 1986, our club catchphrase has been ‘leaving no runner behind’.

We regularly run courses for beginner adult runners, including those who may have enjoyed running or exercise ‘ages ago’ and want to focus on running again.



So, would you love to try running, but don’t know where to start? Then here is our next course

Starting in September, Nailsea Running Club are offering a couch to 5k programme, designed for novice runners. Over approximately 9 weeks you will gradually build up fitness and confidence with the aim of completing a 5k race.

Here’s what you need to know.

  • The first session is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 3rd September 2019. Subsequent sessions are likely to start at 6.45pm.
  • We will meet at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club and each session will be led by one of our qualified coaches
  • Cost is £15 for the 9 week course which includes a club vest/T-shirt on completion of the course
  • You need to be over 18 years old but otherwise everyone is welcome

For more information or to register then please contact us here
Here are a couple of reviews from previous courses

“If somebody had told me last Christmas that by the end of April I’d be running 5k (non stop), I’d have laughed my socks off.  But it happened, thanks to loads of support, encouragement and advice from a couple of members of Nailsea Running Club.
And Nailsea Running Club C25K programme certainly proves that it doesn’t matter how fit you are, or how old you are, virtually anybody can run 5K. And it’s so much easier doing it with a group of likeminded and similar ability people than trying to do it on one’s own.
So if you’re not sure if running is for you, give it a go…….I’m sure you’ll surprise yourself and you certainly won’t regret it.” – Rob


“I have always looked at people running and wished that I could do that. I tried (and failed) so many times to be a runner.  The NRC C25K group is supported by experienced runners who support and advise you all the way. You start off gently and gradually work your way to a steady pace, your own steady pace. You are amongst other people who are going through the same experience as you and very soon these people become your friends and you support each other along the way. – Teresa